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O’Reilly ‘proud’ despite Olympic roster disappointment

O’Reilly ‘proud’ despite Olympic roster disappointment

The Equalizer Staff July 12, 2016 43

Megan Rapinoe’s inclusion in the United States women’s national team’s 18-player Olympic roster comes at the expense of fellow veteran midfielder Heather O’Reilly. That was increasingly the reality over the past few months as

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NWSL Week In Review: Rock bottom for Breakers?

NWSL Week In Review: Rock bottom for Breakers?

Ray Curren June 28, 2016 183

Rock bottom is often a moving target in a “be careful what you wish for” kind of way, but the Boston Breakers – heck, every women’s soccer fan with a heart – hopes that

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Sauerbrunn goal lifts Kansas City over Houston

Sauerbrunn goal lifts Kansas City over Houston

The Equalizer Staff June 19, 2016 72

United States Women’s National Team central defender Becky Sauerbrunn’s first goal of the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season was the game winner in FC Kansas City’s 1-0 victory over the Houston Dash Sunday night

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Kansas City and Sky Blue play to 1-1 draw

Kansas City and Sky Blue play to 1-1 draw

The Equalizer Staff June 11, 2016 35

  In a game that easily could have featured six-plus goals, FC Kansas City and New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC settled for a 1-1 draw, and one point apiece, Saturday night at Yurcak Field. Two-time

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PHOTOS: U.S. women defeat Japan, 2-0

PHOTOS: U.S. women defeat Japan, 2-0

The Equalizer Staff June 6, 2016 19

The United States women’s national team defeated Japan, 2-0 on Sunday in Cleveland, Ohio, in a weather-shortened match. Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan scored for the U.S., which we detailed here. And U.S. coach

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Going for Gold: What lies ahead for the USWNT

Going for Gold: What lies ahead for the USWNT

Eric Scatamacchia March 24, 2016 554

The start of the 2016 Olympic soccer tournament is just over four months away, and while the days are quickly counting down, the U.S. national team still has a lot of soccer to play

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Lauren Barnes called up to USWNT; HAO returns

Lauren Barnes called up to USWNT; HAO returns

The Equalizer Staff February 26, 2016 735

Lauren Barnes is a surprise addition to the United States roster for the SheBelieves Cup beginning next week. Also added to the group that qualified the U.S. to the Olympics are World Cup champions

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Ellis seeks balance in preparation for Rio Olympics

Ellis seeks balance in preparation for Rio Olympics

Jeff Kassouf February 2, 2016 409

Roster management, particularly at the international level, is always about balance. That word is central to almost every decision on the micro and macro level. Is there balance within the team to adjust to

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Long way to Rio: Making sense of latest USWNT roster

Long way to Rio: Making sense of latest USWNT roster

Jeff Kassouf January 26, 2016 962

The United States women’s national team’s 2015 Olympic qualifying roster is out, and the injection of youth along with the omission of veteran midfielder Heather O’Reilly has U.S. fans buzzing. Jill Ellis’ 20-player roster

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O’Reilly left off USWNT Olympic qualifying roster

O’Reilly left off USWNT Olympic qualifying roster

Jeff Kassouf January 26, 2016 463

United States women’s national team coach Jill Ellis named her 20-player roster for Olympic qualifying next month, which does not include veteran midfielder Heather O’Reilly. O’Reilly, 31, has been a part of the past

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